Latin America’s tech scene is growing up. There’s no denying the rapid pace of growth in the region, with record amounts of transactions recorded in 2020, and over $4 billion in capital raised, all despite the COVID-19 pandemic. As the regional ecosystem matures, local founders, mentors, and investors are playing a larger role in supporting the next wave of innovation. One such player, Chile-based accelerator program Platanus Ventures, is hustling to discover and help build local companies solving local problems. I spoke with the Platanus Ventures team and their portfolio companies to learn more about the opportunity they’re chasing, and why they’re uniquely positioned to succeed.
Author: Jonathan Moed
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